West Caldwell High School

  • West Caldwell High School serves 900 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
  • West Caldwell High School operates within the Caldwell County s School District.
  • Caldwell County s School District's 73% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 900 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students900 students
West Caldwell High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %West Caldwell High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
West Caldwell High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWest Caldwell High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
West Caldwell High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
3%
West Caldwell High School Asian Students (2001-2012)
Hispanic
13%
16%
West Caldwell High School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
9%
26%
West Caldwell High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
74%
50%
West Caldwell High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
4%
West Caldwell High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest Caldwell High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.430.66
West Caldwell High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
56%
52%
West Caldwell High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
5%
West Caldwell High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Caldwell County s School District's student population of 12,129 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,600 in this district is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,514 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameCaldwell County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
1
Number of Students Managed12,129912
Caldwell County s School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate73%76%
Caldwell County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$119 MM$18 MM
Caldwell County s School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$106 MM$18 MM
Caldwell County s School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,600$10,864
Caldwell County s School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,514$10,591
Caldwell County s School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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